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Thompson Discusses Trump’s Arraignment with CNY Central, 570 WSYR

“This is not the end of what may happen,” says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. “It may in fact be the beginning. We've never seen this before, and I don't think we can dismiss it as a partisan political act. Certainly, there have been other presidents who have had strong opposition in the past and yet they have not faced this kind of jeopardy.”

April 6, 2023

Lamis Abdelaaty Receives Gerda Henkel Foundation Grant to Support Book Research

The associate professor of political science will examine what constitutes a refugee crisis in her second book.

March 30, 2023

See related: Grant Awards, Refugees

Reeher Quoted in Washington Post Article on Historical Advertisements for the AR-15

As public concerns about crime mounted in the 1980s and 1990s, AR-15 marketers started to adjust their depiction of what was on the receiving end of the barrel. “People, rather than animals, were the target,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “That allows it to be sold more as a self-defense weapon, particularly inside the home.”

March 29, 2023

White Discusses His Research on History of Racial Inequality in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“We sort of show at least some suggestive survey evidence that talking to people very explicitly and straightforwardly about these historical reasons why inequality persists can at least at the margins make people more open to thinking about race in a more structural way [and] taking inequality seriously,” says Steven White, assistant professor of political science.

March 27, 2023

David Van Slyke Reappointed to 5-Year Term as Maxwell School Dean

“The Maxwell School has thrived under David’s leadership,” says Provost Gretchen Ritter. “He has strengthened an already strong school in numerous areas ranging from undergraduate enrollment to external funding. I am grateful for his continued service to the school and the University.”
March 23, 2023

Abdelaaty Receives ISA Ethnicity, Nationalism & Migration Studies Section’s Distinguished Book Award

"Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees" (Oxford University Press, 2021), written by Associate Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, received the Distinguished Book Award from the International Studies Association's Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration Studies section.

March 17, 2023

New Book by Rasmussen Explores the Constitutional Vision of Gouverneur Morris

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen, professor of political science, has written “The Constitution’s Penman: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of America’s Basic Charter” (University Press of Kansas, 2023). 

March 17, 2023

See related: Government, United States

Thompson Quoted in France 24 Article on Nikki Haley and Donald Trump

"Nikki Haley has to negotiate the very thin line between differentiating herself from Donald Trump and still appealing to—or not alienating herself from—his supporters, who still constitute the vast majority of CPAC activists and GOP primary participants," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

March 3, 2023

Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, editor
February 22, 2023

Jackson Discusses the Health Phenomenon ‘Weathering’ and Its Impact on Black Women With Insider

"We know that Black women are paid less than their white counterparts, are expected to work longer hours with fewer pay raises, and are the most likely to be in unemployment lines when those rates increase. So these types of discriminatory practices shape the types of visceral effects that happen to Black women's bodies," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.

February 17, 2023

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on New Study on Waiting Times and Inequality in Bloomberg, New Scientist

“That experience of having your time wasted is uniquely offensive, insulting, upsetting,” Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Bloomberg. “Time is a unique resource and once that segment of your life is gone, you're never getting it back.”

February 16, 2023

Reeher Speaks with The Hill About Republican Nikki Haley Entering the 2024 Presidential Race

“If Republicans get in the mindset of, ‘The first attribute we need is the ability to beat Joe Biden,’ then she becomes a very attractive candidate,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

February 16, 2023

See related: Federal, U.S. Elections

Jackson Weighs in on Police Reform vs. Abolition on MSNBC’s 'The Mehdi Hasan Show'

"For a lot of activists and organizers on the ground, when we talk about abolishing, our idea of abolishing police stems from the idea that there has to be different forms of service and care that allow for communities to take care of themselves and not rely on the police for the whole host of services that they currently provide," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science. 

February 13, 2023

Lasch-Quinn’s Review of David Stuttard’s ‘Phoenix’ Published in LA Review of Books

"Even if "Phoenix were merely a retelling of a familiar tale, its well-hewn narrative would still have much appeal," writes Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, professor of history. "The story is epic. But it does more by giving us an interpretation we should consider, both as a warning and a source of hope."
February 8, 2023

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Reeher Quoted in Governing Article on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul

The governor of New York possesses too much formal power to think about writing her off, says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “She has an enormous amount of power in the budget,” he says, “and that’s the thing that’s coming up next.”

February 3, 2023

Abdelaaty Selected as a 2023 Migration Politics Residential Fellow

As a fellow, Lamis Abdelaaty, associate professor of political science, will work on her proposal, "The Emissary Speaks: Political Agency in Refugee-UNHCR Correspondence."

January 27, 2023

Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Piece on Trump’s Political Future

“Trump starts off with a huge advantage in terms of name recognition and money in the bank—not his own money, but money from 2020 and money that he’s raising now,” says Shana Kushner Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. “So there is absolutely the case that he could be the nominee.”

January 19, 2023

See related: Government, United States

Thompson Talks to WRVO About the Scrutiny Surrounding Rep. George Santos

"If people decide that they will vote for somebody, regardless of what they may have done in their past, that's one thing," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "But if they vote under the misconception that somebody is what they say they are and then they find out later when it's too late that [it] is wrong. That's a very different situation."

January 18, 2023

Attitudes about Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment

Liza G. Steele, Lamis Abdelaaty, Nga Than

"Attitudes about Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment," authored by Associate Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.

January 13, 2023

See related: Refugees, United States

Maxwell Students, Faculty Among SOURCE and Honors Grant Recipients

Eleven Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.

January 13, 2023

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